Robert Plant’s music is the result of a lifetime striding around the globe, from The Midlands to Morocco, from Nashville to North Wales, and the influences and friends collected along the way can be heard in his songs. In this podcast he'll delve into his back catalogue to revisit a track from this remarkable history to tell stories of inspiration, collaboration and intervention. It’s Robert’s personal road map to an incredible and personal journey that’s ongoing to this very day…
Polly Come Home
We end the series with a cover version that Robert and Alison Krauss made their own on their world-conquering Raising Sand album.
Life Begin Again
It seemed inevitable that Robert Plant and Afro Celt Sound System would end up working together. The only real surprise was why it took till 2001 for Robert and these sonic pioneers to get together. Fortunately, when they did. It was well worth the wait.
This episode of Digging Deep is about two friends who decided to make some music together. It's as simple as that.
House of Cards
More than once on Digging Deep, Robert Plant has chosen songs by artists with whom he’s crossed paths many times over the years and this episode is no exception.
For this episode Robert Plant has chosen a song he recorded with Jimmy Page and Rainer Ptacek in 1997 entitled ‘Rude World’
Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Digging Deep with Robert Plant has returned and the start of Season 4 reunites Robert with Matt Everitt after a long enforced break.
Cannot get enough of these insights and stories. More please.
The Mighty Plant
These series of interviews are Stardust and Golden to paraphrase another great artist. Matt’s interview technique is so perfect. Robert and he come across almost like co-conspirators, as they unpack the history of the songs or the genesis of how they come together. The most enlightening thing for me is how many of them are cover versions. In these days of digital downloads we don’t always have sleeve notes to plough through.
I have come to a position these days were I just listen to Robert’s music. Unless he sings something that is obviously a cover, like “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” (Which I first heard Te Beach Boys cover in the seventies) I sometimes miss that Robert hasn’t written the song. This is mostly due to the way Robert does his own interpretation.
A short review would simply be, These podcasts are Robert Plant fan’s dream.
I just wish the episodes were longer.
Gimme MORE MORE MORE
I have loved RP FOREVER. Had his pic on my wall since I was 14.....Zeppelin my all time favourite band. So, biased. But, man! I could listen to him, on a loop, also forever. What an incredible man♥️